In which Bob and Bing get the girl, sing a song and all is resolved. Arthur Freed where are you? I’m ready for my closeup Mr. De Mille.
I awaken Sunday morning and it is a bright sunshiny day! (O.K. Now I suppose I will have that song stuck in my head for awhile.)
We are going to freaking’ Semuc Champey and it is going to be gorgeous! After breakfast we again walk into town and hire a pickup taxi for a 10 km jungle ride.
After a bit we pick up some more travelers.
We are all in high spirits and before long Lucas starts singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Everyone joins in taking different parts. Our driver is no doubt thinking gringos loco. We arrive.
Semuc Champey is a giant limestone bridge. It was formed by the action of Rio Cahabon, a raging torrent that disappears underground and reemerges 300 meters downstream. The interim limestone bridge consists of a series of turquoise pools and waterfalls that are spring fed.
First we hike 40 minutes up a steep path to the observation platform for a good look.
Since we are very hot and sweaty, perhaps a dive?
Seriously, time to hike down and hit the pools!
We swim, frolic, dive and slide down waterfalls, enjoying this national treasure for a few hours. Then we return to Zephyr rejuvenated. We depart the next morning. Karina has a new boyfriend and she remains. Lucas departs along the way for points north. Manuel and I get back to the city several hours later very happy and hungry. So we end the journey with a celebratory Schwarzenegger. No this is not our former governor but a gigantic sausage sandwich worthy of Conan the Barbarian.